Mount Mercy University’s finance major is one of few in Iowa to be named a Recognized University Program by the CFA Institute.

Bridging current practices, investment theory, and ethical and professional standards, Mount Mercy’s dedicated and accomplished faculty provide finance students a well-rounded business education. A degree from Mount Mercy opens doors for a variety of career opportunities including commercial lending, credit analysis, corporate financial analysis, securities analysis, financial advising and financial planning.

Upon graduation, finance majors are equipped to compute the cost of capital, analyze financial statements, set budgets, make financial forecasts, and analyze cash flow to value companies and their securities.

Mount Mercy students with a Bachelor of Science in finance gain professional experience before graduating. By managing live stock portfolios in Investment Club, competing in local and national competitions with Enactus and interning with top local companies, Mount Mercy’s close ties to regional businesses provide students with an advantage in the ever-evolving world of business.

Students studying finance also have the chance to earn one of five annual scholarships to be used to take the CFA Exam I, another way Mount Mercy prepares students for a successful career after graduation.

What can I do with a finance degree?

MMU graduates with a finance degree go on to work in commercial banking, consulting, investment and corporate analysis. Our alumni find jobs regionally and nationally, with established and well-respected companies such as:

  • AEGON
  • Great America Financial Company
  • Rockwell Collins
  • Wells Fargo Advisors

Our alumni say the opportunity to get field-experience before graduation makes Mount Mercy the best school for finance in Iowa:

“I interned at Transamerica, then I went to D.C. for the summer and was at Grocery Manufacturer’s Association. Then I worked at Agri Management Services in Marion, and I worked at a bank my freshman year…now I am employed as a credit analyst at Great America Financial Company. At Mount Mercy you can do it all.”

Kim Moorman ’14, Great America Financial Company, Linn County State Bank